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An angel rescues Saint Peter from prison

Solomon asks for Wisdom / Peter’s Miraculous Escape from Prison: June 17th 2021

Kings 2:13-3:15 David’s son, Adonijah, had been outmanoeuvred in his attempt to become king of Israel. David had ensured that his younger son, Solomon, would succeed him. Solomon would only let his elder brother live if he proved himself to be a worthy man (1 Kings 1:52) and so Adonijah should have led a quiet,… Continue Reading →

God Sends Plague / Peter Resuscitates Tabitha: June 15th 2021

2 Samuel 23:8-24:25 David was an incredible fighter. He also had three ‘mighty men’ in his army who were renowned for their fighting prowess. One of them, Josheb-Basshebeth, had killed eight hundred men with a spear in one battle. They were prepared to stand their ground and fight hordes of the enemy even when their… Continue Reading →

The Road to Damascus / Saul’s Conversion: June 14th 2021

2 Samuel 22:1-23:7 David sang a magnificent song of praise to the Lord after he had been delivered from all his enemies. God is also our rock, fortress, deliverer, stronghold, refuge and Saviour (2 Sam.22:2-3). He is our shield. God rescues us from our worthless sinful lives and, through the power of the Holy Spirit,… Continue Reading →

The Gibeonites avenged / Simon the Sorcerer / Philip and the Ethiopian: June 13th 2021

2 Samuel 20:1-21:22 Another rebellion started. The fickle men of Israel deserted David again. This time, to follow Sheba, son of Bicri. The men of Judah stayed loyal to King David. King David returned to his palace in Jerusalem. He took the ten concubines, whom Absalom had slept with in his absence, and confined them… Continue Reading →

David Mourns for his Son / The Stoning of Stephen: June 12th 2021

2 Samuel 18:19-19:43 Ahiamaaz, son of Zadok, was keen to take the news of Absalom’s death to King David. However, Joab, the commander of David’s army, who had organised the killing of David’s son knew this would not be well received. He asked a dispensable Cushite to deliver the news instead. Joab knew that David… Continue Reading →

Absalom’s death / Stephen’s Speech to the Sanhedrin: June 11th 2021

2 Samuel 16:15-18:18 David had sent his friend, Hushai, to give poor advice to Absalom (David’s treacherous son who was intent on taking over the country). Absalom suspected Hushai’s motives as he knew he was a good friend of David’s (2 Sam.16:17). Absalom first of all asked the renowned wise man Ahithophel how to progress… Continue Reading →

King David flees / Stephen Seized: June 10th 2021

2 Samuel 15:13-16:14 David was informed that his son, Absalom, had treacherously stolen the hearts of the men of Israel. David decided to flee from Jerusalem, along with all his officials. The king left ten concubines behind to ‘take care of the palace’ (2 Sam.15:16). What could possibly go wrong with this plan seeing that… Continue Reading →

Absalom Returns / Peter Heals with his Shadow: June 9th 2021

2 Samuel 14:1-15:12 King David’s heart longed for his estranged son, Absalom, just as God hopes and contrives for banished people to come back to him from exile (2 Sam.14:14). Joab hired a wise woman to persuade King David to invite Absalom back from exile. David wisely saw he was being manipulated by Joab but… Continue Reading →

Amnon and Tamar / Ananias and Sapphira: June 8th 2021

2 Samuel 13:1-39 Amnon, the eldest son of King David, fell in love with one of his half-sisters: Tamar. They both had different mothers. Amnon desired Tamar even though sexual relations between half-siblings was strictly banned under Jewish law (Lev.18:9). Following the advice of his cunning uncle / friend, Jonadab, Amnon pretended to be sick… Continue Reading →

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